I wrote a version of my "Excursion" for the Garritan Authorized Steinway piano.
That was fun to listen to Larry. Well done.
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Thank you, Mr. Hippie. I appreciate your words.
Sweeeeet, Mr. A - You're in top form with this.
Is this the close player's perspective on The Steinway? I noticed the wide stereo field, high keys to the far right, low keys to the far left.
And you're doing OK with The Steinway now? Sounds like you are, but I recall you had some technical issues at first.
Did you play with the EQ on this? It sounds especially bright.
Thanks for the cheerful jaunt on the ivories!
I have only the basic Steinway.
I don't know why you are hearing such widely-separated channels. I mixed both hands in the middle. (?) Strange. I added just a touch of highs to the file.
Hi, Larry - Thanks for the info. Actually, it seems to be true of all the versions of The Steinway, that there's a fairly wide stereo field, and that can be great for solo Piano recordings. I didn't mean that I didn't like the effect.
When using the various Steinways mixed with other instruments, a few times now I've split the stereo tracks into two mono tracks so I can narrow the field down some.
I'm not sure what you mean, that you mixed both hands to the middle - how?---But take a listen - it's nice, high notes reach to the right, and vice versa.
The EQ, I felt you must've boosted the highs a bit, it's more tinkly and brilliant than usual. I've done that too, to help it stand out in a mix.
I utilize two simultaneous instances of the Steinway and assign the bass clef to one insertion and the treble clef to the other insertion. That way, I can pan the "hands" any way I wish. I normally pan the right hand to a setting of ten right and the left hand ten left.
Hi Larry, Well however you mixed this, you have given both "hands" a good work out with this "excursion"! This is like a cardio-pulmonary exercise for piano players. Thanks for another fun tune! John
Larry, same thing here. Lately about 4 hours sleep is it for me. The rest of the night is spent in a stupor.